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20 reviews

Aug, 2020

alaTest has collected and analyzed 20 reviews of DTVPAL DVR. The average rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average rating of 3.8/5 for other DVD Players for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other DVD Players the DTVPAL DVR is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 12 user reviews of DTVPAL DVR from The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.6/5 for other DVD Players on

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Aug, 2020

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DTVPAL DVR CAN transfer recordings out


Don't believe the reviews that say you can't transfer out recorded shows. Just put a cable between the video and audio outputs of this unit, and the inputs of a VCR or DVD recorder, and you are good to go.

Oct, 2010

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Dual Tuner DVR for OTA


Great product! Similar to satellite DVR service without the subscription fees. After cancelling my satellite service, I've been looking for almost forever before I stumbled upon this execellent dvr. It has dual tuner for OTA, pauses live tv, and built...

Sep, 2010

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Allowed me to drop cable


I used to get cable, but the minimum charge that included an HD DVR was nearly $90 per month.  I hated that, since about 90% of my viewing was from the major networks which were available over-the-air for free.  So, this device was perfect, since I...

Aug, 2010

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It just works!


Due to a lack of useable products, we started off by trying the new TiVo Premiere. You're supposed to be able to use it with over the air antenna but...

May, 2010

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DTVPal is about the only solution to digital broadcast recording


There are few easy ways to record digital TV broadcasts. DVRs work only with cable or satellite. But, lo and behold, the DTVPal is a pretty good DVR that works well with broadcast. No fees, no cable, no satellite. My only complaint is the picture...

May, 2010

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Why isn't this in every household?


I bought this for my mom.  In the months leading up to the digital conversion, I wondered what would all the VCR users would do.  I figured that companies would jump in with products like the DTVPal - but they didn't.  I held off buying this for her...

Apr, 2010

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Great over-the-air HD DVR


Have been using the DTVPAL DVR to record OTA SD/HD programming in Atlanta for 3 weeks. It works as advertised. Have not seen any the problems reported by others. This unit has firmware F208TALD-N and is plugged into a UPS (battery backup). Watching HD...

Apr, 2010

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Major upgrade from a converter box for "over the air" viewers.


The TV Guide data comes automatically over the air (in major areas), as does the clock setting. The menus are well done, easy to use, and reasonably responsive (much more responsive than the comperable TiVo Series 3 HD). The unit is "time based",...

Oct, 2009

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